Great Britain: Main Research Areas in UK Gender Studies

  • Gabriele Griffin
Part of the Geschlecht und Gesellschaft book series (GUG, volume 65)


This text discusses the context in which gender research in the UK has emerged, arguing that it has a rich research infrastructure but in 2017 few actual independent courses and degrees. UK gender research has a series of major preoccupations, loosely grouped together. These are: 1) family, social policy, welfare, work, health; 2) gender and development, postcoloniality, migration, nationhood and sexual politics, globalization; 3) media, representation, literature, film; 4) body, sexuality, queer; 5) feminist science studies, biotechnology, human/animal relations, affect; 6) feminist geography, conflict, security, peace. The rise of right-wing populist nationalism may influence the directions and topics taken up in gender research for the foreseeable future.


Postcoloniality Body Sexualities Gender and Biotechnology Affect Studies Securitization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Gender ResearchUniversität UppsalaUppsalaSchweden

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